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I don't smoke. I don't vape. I don't even drink, but I mix and make e-juice

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  1. names

    names Full Member

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    Like most everyone here, I'm here to give and get information. My friends vape, and being the techie , I help them re-build coils (with stainless mesh and silica) and make their own e-juice. I use MBV and Volcano for mixture bases, and they also like N-E-T products from goodejuice. I'm going to share most of my experience and recipes for mixing, and once I'm no longer a forum n00b, try to contribute to the DIY and natural extraction forums.
     
  2. GingerZon

    GingerZon New Member

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    Have you ever used essential oils for vaping?
     
  3. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    WOW. Welcome to ecf. Lots of members DIY. I dabble here and there, but nothing too exciting.(not yet, at least).

    Glad to have you aboard.

    :)
     
  4. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    GAWD, I hope not. Only food grade please.
     
  5. DustyZ

    DustyZ Suspended Verified Member

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    This has been brought up before and I will answer this as it's a question I see sometimes and I used to sell pure essential oils as well as make lotions, massage oils etc out of them, do NOT use essential oils for making e-juice under any circumstances! There are quite a few that can be very toxic and unless you know all about them it's not worth taking the risks! Again, do not use these to vape with!!!
     
  6. names

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    e-liquid is basically metabolized. Therefore, if it isn't used in food, we won't use it to make juice. So, no. essential oils are great for incense, but should never be ingested or inhaled, I don't think.

    Vegetable glycerin is a very good nicotine base, and there's enough ethanol and glycol in most flavorings to thin out the VG to a perfect level.
     
  7. Recycled Roadkill

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    Ethanol? The stuff they're putting in gasoline? Really?
     
  8. gingersnaps

    gingersnaps Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to ecf, I would suggest if you haven't yet try some flavorings from perfumers apprentice and maybe even flavor art. Most recipes in the diy forum seem to use those vendors and overall IMO they are the best quality.


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  9. DustyZ

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    Yes, it can be used in fuel, but it is also actually pure grain alcohol a.k.a. ethyl alcohol
     
  10. Lombaowski

    Lombaowski Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Also the stuff they use in booze and wine: ethanol=pure grain alcohol.
     
  11. names

    names Full Member

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    Yes. The same exact stuff in your gas tank, vanilla extract, everclear, vodka, rum, and pretty much every alcoholic beverage you've consumed, including Shiner Bock. Ethanol is Ethyl alcohol, which is distilled grain alcohol.
     
  12. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Gasoline?? That stuff they're putting into perfectly good ethanol? Really?


    edit: BTW, I'm pretty certain RR was being sarcastic.
     
  13. names

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    :laugh: nice. I can't tell if he was sincere, but he's gotten plenty of response.
     
  14. danca90

    danca90 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I want to be your friend.
     
  15. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    welcome to ECF...I have a question for you....how do you test the juices you mix ? ...or are the friends you mix them for the lab rats :D
     
  16. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I've read enough of ECF, and the news that It totally made me laugh. I guess sometimes I forget that many of the people on the forum are in the throes of switching from smoking to vaping. While vaping makes it much easier, there's still an edge, and almost every recent bit of news makes it seem worse!

    No worries, folks! (But DON'T use anything that isn't food-grade in your liquids, please! Can we bring the thread back to that very important topic?)
     
  17. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I tried .... I think
     
  18. names

    names Full Member

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    yes. So far no vomiting, but we're getting more adventurous! Extracting from pipe and rolling tobacco now... As awesome as organic tobacco sounds, the purest leaf tobacco PG extract smells exactly like you'd expect. like cured leaves.
     
  19. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    very interesting....just be careful... you have anyway to measure nic-content?
     
  20. twgbonehead

    twgbonehead Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    meanckz,

    Tobacco extractions (at home anyway) don't get much nicotine from the leaves, they're primarily for taste. You still add concentrated nic juice (or add the flavoring to your regular-strength juice).

    From what I've read, you need particular solvents (and equipment) to effectively extract large amounts of nicotine. But it never hurts to start slowly with a new DIY juice!
     
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